Sister city deal ‘all about relationships’

The Queenstown Lakes district has a new sister city – China’s tourism mecca Hangzhou City. Queenstown Lakes Mayor Vanessa van Uden and a delegation of eight business and tourism leaders returned from China yesterday after making the agreement official last...


72 Hours Visa Free in Hangzhou

Hangzhou air port officially implemented the 72 hours visa-free policy for 51 countries on Oct.20, 2014. Holders of valid international travel documents and onward tickets within 72 hours can enjoy the visa-free policy in Zhejiang province. Hangzhou air port refers...


Hanzhou adopts 72-hour visa-free policy

Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang province, started to offer 72-hour visa-free entry for international transit passengers on Monday as a move to boost tourism and business. Travelers from 51 countries including the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, France and...


Wahaha eyes African market

Zong Qinghou, chairman of China beverage giant Hangzhou Wahaha Group, said on Wednesday that the company is preparing to enter the African market. Zong made the remarks at the 2014 World Hangzhou Entrepreneur Convention, saying that enterprizes in Hangzhou are...


900,000 people visit Grand Canal Carnival

The four-day Grand Canal Carnival closed yesterday with a total attendance of nearly 900,000 people. Its main venue — the area around Gongchen Bridge, Grand Canal Culture Square and Dadou Road — sold 779,000 tickets. Two other venues in Tangxi...

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Children learn about sewage treatment

Students from Xin’anjiang No. 2 Primary School in Jiande, a small city west of Hangzhou, tour a local sewage treatment plant yesterday to learn about water pollution and treatment. Jiande sits on the bank of the Xin’anjang River which flows...